Once complete, I set about adding some further interest. I added fence lighting (will detail in my next post) and the cutest Insect Houses. The largest (pictured left) is an insect hotel costing just £4.99, then a butterfly and bee house (pictured below left - butterflies use the slotted holes) and a solitary bee hotel (pictured below right), costing just £2.99 each.
I'm a big advocate of supporting our bees and pollinators, the dwindling numbers being something I don't think many people take very seriously. (Pollination is pretty important to our very existence!), however I was surprised to learn that around 250 species of bees found in the UK are actually solitary bees, meaning they do not live in hives with a colony. By supporting them with little hidey holes they will thank you by pollinating your flowers, fruit and veggie crops. Butterflies are also great pollinators as well as being pretty!